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The Sword and the Well

By Ann Chamberlin

Rating:  star star star star star 

Set in the early days of Islam, when Muhammad is dead but still remembered by the living, The Sword and the Well is tale of interwoven tales, each told by one suffering from years of silence.

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The Neurotic’s Guide to Avoiding Enlightenment

By Chris Niebauer Ph. D

Rating:  star star star star star 

This is a densely written work on the psychological interaction between reality and perception, specifically the left-brain interpretation of our environment.

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Vampire Vic

By Harris Gray

Rating:  star star star star star 

Victor Barton Thetherson has a self-esteem problem. His ex-wife bullies him. He is manager in a construction accounting firm, yet his staff makes fun of him. His teenaged daughter pretends not to know him. Moreover, she’s not above finding fake fathers to act on his behalf. It seems as if nothing is going well in his life. Oh, and he’s a vampire.

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The Earl of Brass

By Kara Jorgensen

Rating:  star star star star star 

THE EARL OF BRASS is a charming novel that incorporates steampunk devices, fantasy elements, and romance in a story that examines the social expectations of Victorian society.

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Homeless Hero

By Mike Tapscott

Rating:  star star star star star 

A man investigates the lives of the homeless and those who work with them, in an attempt to discover why people become and/or stay homeless.

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Sin Walks into the Desert

By Matt Ingwalson

Rating:  star star star star star 

It all started for Anderson “Sin” Kenfax with a phone call. His uncle and mentor, El Viejo, disappeared from his senior housing without a trace. Sin loaded his weapons and headed straight for the Sonoran Desert.

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Tales of the Siren: A StarbucksMelody

By Melody Overton

Rating:  star star star star star 

TALES OF THE SIREN follows the travails of Overton, who harbors an obsession for all things Starbucks. This is a world in which baristas are likened to green-aproned “superheroes,” time is measured in steaming cups of joe, and seasons noted by rotating coffee releases.

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Ten Dreams from Heaven

By Thomas D. Sedgwick, MD

Rating:  star star star star star 

Tad convinces his proud parents to let him enjoy his time off instead of working a summer job before attending University in California. However, it is the 1960s in Southern California – a time and place in history of the psychedelic revolution, and unbeknownst to his parents, Tad has a summer project in mind: experimenting with LSD (a.k.a. acid).

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Hedged

By Christianne Sanchez

Rating:  star star star star star 

A successful woman is conned into embarking on a life on the run when her greedy husband breaks the law and steals money from an Italian mobster.

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Kill the Lights

By David Wahlberg

Rating:  star star star star star 

Venice Beach is a three square mile piece of Los Angeles that is home to the terminally hip. Ty Malone is an entrepreneur whose business interests tie him closely to the community and its population of street entertainers, ageing bohemians and grifters. A brutal murder on the beach catches his attention.

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Tales of a Jailhouse Librarian

By Marybeth Zeman

Rating:  star star star star star 

A librarian interacts with, attempts to help, and ponders the fate of young men in jail.

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Silhouette of Sun

By Avery Davis

Rating:  star star star star star 

This story of three strong and determined women—Constance Young, her daughter Anna, and granddaughter Paige—takes a variety of unexpected turns, and readers will be swiftly carried along as the characters struggle to sort out their hopes, dreams, and destinies.